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‘Bat Night’ Takes Flight at Tucker

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Learn the myths and facts about bats — the only mammals that fly — at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s annual “Bat Night” from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Paul Stapp, Cal State Fullerton professor of biological science and a field ecologist, will present an interpretative program on the biology and history of bats — and dispel some of the common misconceptions and fears about the furry creatures. California is home to 25 bat species, 16 of which live in Orange County, including one of the most common, the Mexican free-tailed bat.

Bat interpretative programs for families will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., with a post-program at 8:15 p.m. for adults (ages 18 and over; reservations are required for groups of 10 or more).

The family-friendly event also features free crafts and games. Other activities are available for purchase, such as pumpkin carving, wagon rides and more. Barbecue dinners will be served for $5-$10.

Admission is $6 for adults and children. Children under age 4 are free. Proceeds benefit Tucker’s K-12 outdoor education program.

CSUF’s Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 29322 Modjeska Canyon Road, Silverado, 92676. Parking will be available at the corner of Santiago Canyon and Modjeska Canyon roads. Visitors can take the shuttle bus to Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. More information: 714-649-2760 or visit online.